Nelly is set to become a father for the third time as his girlfriend, Ashanti, is pregnant with their first child together.
The couple, who rekindled their romance earlier this year, confirmed the news with a subtle gesture during Nelly’s Black and White Ball in St. Louis.
In a fan video shared by TMZ, Ashanti and Nelly are seen sharing a laugh on stage while playfully placing their hands on Ashanti’s stomach. This intimate moment sparked pregnancy rumors that were further fueled by Ashanti’s flowing dress, which appeared to accentuate a baby bump.
Nelly, 49, already has two children from a previous relationship: daughter Chanelle, 29, and son Cornell Haynes III, 24. Ashanti, 43, is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter who has never had children before.
The couple, who first dated from 2003 to 2013, rekindled their romance in September after years of on-again, off-again interactions. Their relationship has been marked by both public highs and lows, but their recent pregnancy news suggests that they are stronger than ever.
While the couple has yet to make an official public announcement about the pregnancy, their gesture at the Black and White Ball has sent their fans into a frenzy of excitement. Congratulations to Ashanti and Nelly on their expanding family!